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3rd Canyon on the Mountain River in the Northwest Territories The Gate on the Nahanni River in the NWT Hiking along the Horton River Spectacular scenery and camping! Canoe North Adventures Lodge!
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For over 30 years, Canoe North Adventures has made it our mission to create spectacular memories for life, and to show the world the beauty and splendor Northern Canada has to offer by canoe.

We are proud to have grown Canoe North Adventures into one of the premier canoeing and rafting expedition companies in the NWT, Nunavut and Yukon; while still keeping our family business roots a core part of our company. Our hand picked team of professional, certified and friendly guides and staff are some of the best in the business. Your safety, comfort and sense of wonder is our priority!

With over ten different incredible river trips to choose from you are sure to find a CNA expedition that fits your skill level; no matter whether you are the most hard core whitewater junkie or a first timer. World class rivers we paddle, such as the fabled Nahanni, Keele and Horton, are diverse in their nature flowing through towering mountains, deep canyons, or the tundra of the far north. Whatever the topography, they are all special and unique experiences that will make your jaw drop. 

For expeditions departing from Norman Wells, NWT, we welcome you to enjoy the comfort of the Canoe North Adventures B&B and Outfitting Centre. Located 15 minutes out of town and steps from the floatplane base our timberframe lodge provides full service meals and comfortable beds making it an ideal launching pad for your northern adventures and a great place to reflect and celebrate with your group once you have returned. 
A guided expedition with us
 will allow you time to unwind while immersing yourself in the wilderness; without having to sweat the small stuff. Our five-star menu and top quality provided gear make life easy in camp. On the water our certified guide staff are old pros at instruction and will help you progress your paddling skills all the while keeping a watchful eye that everyone is safe and having fun! Let us show you how comfortable and amazing canoe camping can really be, and enjoy incredible vistas, wildlife viewing, fishing and hiking along the way.

Come and join us on the trip of a lifetime, and let the adventure begin!


 Al Pace, Lin Ward, Taylor Pace and the CNA Team


Canoe North Adventures


Big waves on the Keele River

10-14 Day Canoeing and Rafting Expeditions

Canoe North Adventures offers exceptional wilderness experiences on the rivers of the NWT, Nunavut and Yukon. Our personal approach focusing on skill development and group dynamics makes a wilderness journey all that more achievable and fun!  Our groups are filled with like minded adventurous souls, and our guides are certified industry professionals with years of experience under their belts. Your Safety and comfort are #1 for us. 

Northern Canada may be the best paddler's paradise in the world. There is something for everyone here, from the complete beginner to a master paddler. whatever your skill level or whatever kind of trip you are looking for we are sure we can accommodate you on one of our expeditions. 

Rivers we paddle on include the Nahanni, Broken Skull, Silverberry Redstone, Natla, Keele, Snake, Mountain, Horton, Great Bear, Coppermine, Yukon and Pelly Rivers.

We also offer rafting on the Nahanni, Keele, Silverberry and Mountain Rivers. Rafting is a more relaxing way to experience the wilderness, and anyone over the age of 14 is welcome to join a trip!  

Our trips are usually 12 days in length, with 10 guests and 2 guides. Pricing varies between rivers, so contact us for more information or check our website!

See you on the River! 

Al Pace, Lin Ward, Taylor Pace and the CNA team



Three happy people rafting on the Nahanni River in the NWT with Canoe North Adventures.

The Nahanni River is truly the crown jewel of river trips in the NWT. Made famous to the outside world by RM Patterson's book "Dangerous River" published in 1957, the river's true history is one that is intertwined with the Mountain Dene People of the Dehcho Region of the NWT, who have lived…

Canoe north adventures paddler paddling in the Mountain River, NWT.

With six stunning canyons, the Mountain River is considered the most coveted whitewater canoe trip in Canada by seasoned river-guides. Its remote setting and big, fun whitewater with jaw-dropping mountain scenery will thrill you right to the confluence with the Mackenzie River.

The Keele River, in our opinion, is Canada's best kept "secret". A Canadian Signature Experience, Its turquoise waters flow 320 km through the towering Mackenzie Mountains, offering views of spectacular vistas, superb fly-fishing, hiking opportunities and wildlife viewing. The river is fast a…

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